Gilles Tremblay

Gilles Tremblay
Laval University | ULAVAL · School of Social Work and Criminotlogy

PhD

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Introduction
Gilles Tremblay est professeur titulaire, retraité de l’École de travail social et de criminologie de l’Université Laval, formateur et conférencier. Depuis 40 ans, il s’intéresse aux réalités masculines. Le modèle d’intervention auprès des hommes développé avec son collègue Pierre L’Heureux, texte charnière, sert de base à la formation qu'ils ont élaborée. Il dirige le Pôle d’expertise et de recherche en santé et bien-être des hommes regroupant 42 chercheurs de 12 universités.

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Introduction. It has been well established that men are not inclined to seek psychosocial help. Although barriers preventing psychosocial help-seeking behaviors in men have been extensively documented, few studies have investigated perceived facilitators and preferences involved in these behaviors. Methods. Based on an online survey of 2095 Quebec...
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The objective of the article is to underline the importance of community-based participatory research, which involves institutional researchers and community practitioners, in establishing local and regional research priorities in relation to HIV/AIDS. We describe an 11-month-long reflection process conducted by a research collective in the Abitibi...
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The objective of the article is to underline the importance of community-based participatory research, which involves institutional researchers and community practitioners, in establishing local and regional research priorities in relation to HIV/AIDS. We describe an 11-month-long reflection process conducted by a research collective in the Abitibi...
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Le présent chapitre est basé sur une thèse de doctorat élaborée en collaboration avec le milieu agricole québécois (Roy, 2014). L’auteur focalise son attention sur les masculinités et l’agriculture dans les pays occidentaux et sa thèse doit donc être considérée dans ce contexte.
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The article focuses on the long-term health of a rural male population exposed to a major earthquake event in Chile, in 2010. The results show that a majority of the male study participants considered that their physical and mental health had deteriorated over a 7-year span following the earthquake and that these impacts were strongest in men aged...
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The values that characterize the traditional and stereotypical image of rural masculinity put pressure on farming men to engage with risky behaviours, both physical and mental, and reduce their willingness to seek help. This paper investigates individual and social responses to adversity, under the lenses of response-based practice and gender-trans...
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The article describes a mixed methods study of help-seeking in men living in the Chilean Central Valley, following exposure to a major earthquake event in 2010. The results identify that, within the sample, positive attitudes toward help-seeking correlated with younger age, higher education levels, above-average incomes, and stable personal relatio...
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The article presents the results of a study involving 18 men, 4 years after one of South America’s most powerful natural disasters: An earthquake occurring off the coast of Chile in February 2010. Participants reported having developed new psychological health problems in the months following the catastrophe. The manifestations most frequently repo...
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OBJECTIVE: The study examines masculinity practices, in both their positive and negative aspects, in terms of their influence on men’s help-seeking in the context of a natural disaster, in particular the rejection of psychosocial assistance.METHODOLOGY: Qualitative study of a small sample of voluntary participants constituted of male survivors of a...
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Background: The Province of Quebec, Canada (PQ), witnessed a drastic rise in suicide among adult men between 1990 and 2000, followed by a continuous drop since then. At the end of the 1990s, men's suicide became recognized as a social issue, leading to implementation of gender-responsive strategies focusing on positive aspects of masculinity. Many...
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Summary The purpose of this study was to (1) examine the association between weight status and men’s positive mental health, defined as the presence of symptoms of emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and (2) evaluate the moderating effect of marital status. A total of 645 men aged between 19 and 71 years self-reported their height and...
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Men are generally thought to be less inclined to take care of their health. To date, most studies about men's health have focused on deficits in self-care and difficulties in dealing with this sphere of their life. The present study reframes this perspective, using a salutogenic strengths-based approach and seeking to identify variables that influe...
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Despite the importance of healthy settings for health promotion, little is known about how neighborhood characteristics affect men’s health. The present study aims to explore the associations between perceptions of home and workplace neighborhoods with diverse health outcomes, and to examine mediating mechanisms. A sample of 669 men members of labo...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between spousal positive social control (SPSC) and men’s health behaviors. This study also tested the mediating effect of health self-efficacy in this relationship and the moderating effects of age and relationship satisfaction (RS) in the association between SPSC and health behaviors and se...
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Le présent rapport représente la dernière étape d’un programme de recherches échelonné sur trois ans portant sur les perceptions des hommes québécois de leurs besoins psychosociaux et de santé ainsi que de leur rapport aux services. Le programme global comporte trois axes : 1) les problèmes de santé et de bien‐être des hommes; 2) le recours aux ser...
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Despite the importance of healthy settings for health promotion, little is known about how neighborhood characteristics affect men’s health. The present study aims to explore the associations between perceptions of home and workplace neighborhoods with diverse health outcomes, and to examine mediating mechanisms. A sample of 669 men members of labo...
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Rapport de recherche financé par le FRQSC (Actions concertées). Programme de recherche sur trois ans en quatre étapes : une méta-synthèse, une analyse des données publiques en lien avec la santé des hommes, un sondage auprès de 2 084 hommes québécois et des groupes de discussion focalisée. Cette étude permet de mieux saisir les besoins des hommes e...
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between spousal positive social control (SPSC) and men’s health behaviors. This study also tested the mediating effect of health self-efficacy in this relationship and the moderating effects of age and relationship satisfaction (RS) in the association between SPSC and health behavio...
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Farming is often considered one of the most stressful occupations. At the same time, farming men symbolically represent a strong, traditional, or hegemonic form of masculinity based on stoicism, resourcefulness, and resilience to adversity. A contrast is observed between this social representation and their health status, marked by higher levels of...
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Ce sondage constitue la troisième étape d’un programme de recherches échelonné sur trois ans portant sur les perceptions des hommes québécois de leurs besoins psychosociaux et de santé ainsi que de leur rapport aux services. Le programme global comporte trois axes : 1) les problèmes de santé et de bien‐être des hommes; 2) le recours aux services et...
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Le présent rapport sur les données publiques concernant les hommes québécois s’inscrit dans un programme de recherche sur trois ans portant sur les perceptions des hommes québécois de leurs besoins psychosociaux et de santé ainsi que de leur rapport aux services. Le rapport présente à la fois les principales caractéristiques des hommes de tout âge...
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La détresse psychologique et le suicide chez les agriculteurs s’imposent comme un problème social préoccupant, notamment sous l’angle du genre masculin. Cette étude vise à mieux comprendre les connexions entre cette problématique et les pratiques masculines. Elle repose sur des entretiens qualitatifs avec 32 agriculteurs québécois. Les résultats id...
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In many ways, male farmers can be considered to be a vulnerable group in relation to mental health, experiencing high rates of suicide, psychological distress and low use of health services. This study highlights important connections between rurality, farming and masculinities in the context of men's mental health. In-depth interviews with 32 male...
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Approximately 65,000 people live with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Canada and around 82% of declared cases (52,932 cases) of HIV and AIDS are men. Without evidence-based specific interventions, HIV will continue to spread. This scoping review aims to identify evidence on best practice programs for sexual and reproductive health promotion (i.e. HIV/AIDS) tar...
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The issue of male farmers' mental health raises many concerns including high rates of psychological distress and suicide amid the poor uptake of health services among this subgroup. Gender is an important social determinant of health, and this paper provides an overview of connections between farming and masculinities in the context of men's mental...
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This article examines the place of social work in identifying intervention in suicide. Divided in three parts, the article describes the paradox of social work regarding suicide, the contributions of social work in the field of research and intervention on suicide and finally, presents an example from a study by the author on depression in men.
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Rural men form a group particularly vulnerable to health problems such as suicide and psychological distress and rarely use health services. Like any social health inequality, this situation is a challenge regarding many values of social work. Despite the worrying portrait, rural men’s psychological health remains largely neglected in Québec, like...
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John L. Oliffe, RN,MEd, PhDAssociate Professor,School of Nursing,University of BritishColumbia, 302-6190Agronomy Road,Vancouver, BritishColumbia V6T 1Z3,CanadaSteve Robertson, PhD,BSc (hons), RN, RHVReader, Men’s Health,Centre for Men’s Health,Leeds MetropolitanUniversity, UKBlye Frank, PhDProfessor and Head of theDivision of MedicalEducation, Facu...
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Résumé Depuis les dernières décennies, les ruptures d’unions conjugales se sont multipliées au Canada et au Québec, affectant maintenant 53 % des ménages (Duchesne, 2006). Ainsi, près de trois hommes sur cinq (56 %) se retrouvent dans un rôle de père gardien après la rupture (Duchesne, 2006). En dépit de changements législatifs et normatifs visant...
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The issue of 'men's health', and how best to promote it, has been gaining increasing attention in both academic and media arenas across the globe. Whilst commentaries on the state of health promotion for men have been provided in countries including Australia and the United Kingdom, no corresponding Canadian-specific insights have yet been publishe...
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Cet article est le fruit de la rencontre d’un père de famille, d’un travailleur de milieu et de chercheurs issus des sciences sociales et des soins infirmiers. Des voix, se concertant avec le désir de contribuer à l’amélioration de l’accueil de la souffrance masculine dans les milieux de la santé. Cet article postule que l’histoire de ce père en qu...
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Résumé La séparation conjugale et la pauvreté menacent doublement le maintien de l’engagement paternel. À partir du discours de pères séparés vivant en contexte de pauvreté et qui se considèrent comme engagés envers leur enfant, l’étude vise à comprendre comment ces pères maintiennent leur engagement envers leur enfant dans l’adversité. Les partici...
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After more than 30 years of research on identity, the links between identity and disruptive behaviors are not clear. This study compared the identity formation of boys with stable disruptive behaviors from age 6 to age 15 (n = 16), with the identity formation of boys that were never disruptive during the same period (n = 25). All boys came from low...
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The absence or weakness of the father role is considered by many authors as one of the principal explaining factors of disruptive behavior and other psychopathologies among children. However, empirical studies on the specific role of the father are rare. Boys with stable disruptive behavior from age 5 until age 15 were compared to boys who have nev...
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Plusieurs auteurs ont deja fait ressortir l'importance de la variable sexe dans l'intervention psychosociale. Le mouvement feministe a suscite la creation de modeles adaptes plus specifiquement aux femmes, mais rien de semblable n'a encore ete fait pour les hommes. Nous avons voulu, a partir d'une revue des ecrits sur la condition masculine, de not...

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The project aims to identify the motivations and hindrances influencing men's help-seeking following a natural disaster, as well as their adaptation strategies in the face of stress and other negative impacts of loss.